Herb Roasted Chicken

Okay, I never thought I could do a whole chicken.  That seemed like something the pros did, NOT ME!  But, I decided to give it a try and it turned out super super yummy!  It was easy too!  😀  Don’t worry, if I can do it ANYONE can do it!!!  I swear!!!  Now, here are […]

Friday 5: Freeze Ahead Breakfasts For School

Hey Eveyone!!!  Ready for the weekend!!!  I know I sure am!!!  Monkey is so excited about school starting Monday that she is going nuts!  She is trying to drive me nuts!  So, tonight we are making some freeze ahead breakfast stuff that she can heat and eat before school.  We have made them in the […]

BBQ Mac Recipe

Hey Everyone!  I’m always seeing fancy slightly labor intensive recipes.  They look yummy and are awesome.  However, this is not a fancy labor intensive recipe.  It is a throwback to back in the day when we couldn’t afford many things.  This is fast.  Easy.  Yummy.  Done!  Great for Mommy on those days where we’re just […]

Cornbread Mix Recipe

Hey Everyone!  I love having cornbread homemade, but HATE having to make it every time.  So, when I came across this in an old cookbook, I was super excited!  We all know it’s cheaper to make than to buy the mixes!  So, thought I’d share it with ya! Cornbread Mix 3 c flour 3 c […]

Understanding Beef Cuts

Hey everyone. I thought it would be good this week to demystify the various cuts of beef.  So…  here goes…. Chuck:Ground beef dishes, stew, pot roast, short ribsRib:Rib roast, rolled roast, rib steak, and back ribsShort Loin:Steak (tenderloin, porterhouse, T-bone), tenderloin roastSirloin:Steak (sirloin, filet mignon), carpaccio, ground beef dishesBrisket and Shank:Ground beef, stew, corned beef, […]

Crispy Baked French Toast

Ingredients:3 large eggs1 1/4 cups milk3/4 tsp sugar1 tsp vanilla1 c plain bread crumbs8 slices dry white bread1/4 cup butter1/4 cup vegetable oilbuttersyrup of choice Directions:Beat eggs, milk, sugar, and vanilla in shallow bowl until well blended.  Place bread crumbs in shallow dish.  Dip bread in egg mixture, then coat with bread crumbs.  Place on large wire […]

DIY Taco Seasoning

We are taco freaks but the seasoning is so expensive!  So, I found a recipe for the seasoning.  It’s super easy, keeps for a long time, longer than the packaged seasoning!  Plus, it’s super yummy!!! Here goes! This will yield enough seasoning for about half of a seasoning bottle, which will last a WHILE!  You […]

Summer Fruit Cups

Something yummy about summer tropical fruit!!!  Especially when it’s good and cold!  Here’s a yummy snack for you to try this summer without the sugar guilt!  This only has natural sugar!  Plus, it’s a great way to use those bananas that are going bad!!! Ingredients: 2 cups bananas, mashed 1 can pineapples 2 cups unsweetened […]

Portobello Burgers

Have you ever had a burger on a grilled portobello mushroom????  If not, you really are missing out!!!  They are so flippin’ good!!!  This may be the best burger I’ve ever had!  Hands down!  The juiciness of the mushroom and the strong flavor……  MMMMmmmm!  So, to make them…  Here ya go: Make the burger as […]

Expiration Guidelines

Hey Everyone!  Thought I’d start a new ‘thing’ for Thursdays! Thankless Tips and Tricks Thursdays!!! We all know being a wife and mom has it’s rewards, but we also know so much we do goes unnoticed.  These are tips and tricks that keep the magic going.  Hey, I appreciate you!  Thanks for visiting the Zoo!  […]

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